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by 2304bounce / November 14, 2014 5:28 AM PST

hi I have a toshiba laptop using windows 8 having no problems .I have done a restore .repair , reinstalled my programs etc but I cant run live tv off sky news or virgin media everywhere,
I can run these off the normal desktop but not off windows metro screen , can anyone help please

thanks

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Re: streaming
by Kees_B Forum moderator / November 14, 2014 6:15 AM PST
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I've learned to use what works and not use what doesn't work.

It's only an issue if those programs can be viewed in the metro app by everybody, except by you. Did you ask your friends who still have Windows 8 and ddn't yet upgrade to 8.1 (or, if you're running 8.1, your friends running 8.1)?.

Kees

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So why must it be Metro.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 14, 2014 6:23 AM PST
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Metro was very restrictive.

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what about before
by renegade600 / November 14, 2014 2:20 PM PST
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were you able to run it in metro before the restore?

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tv streaming
by 2304bounce / November 16, 2014 2:27 AM PST
In reply to: what about before

yep all worked ok its just virgin media everywhere and sky news ,
with the metro app its all looking tidy
i will just have to run off normal desktop open fire fox etc takes a bit longer
thanks

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